It's garish. loud, a bit juvenile, and the story is paper-thin. But the graphics and the gunplay are dead-on perfection. What else do you expect from the guys at id? Their graphics tech has always been some of the best. The open world portion was done by Avalache, probably best known as the creators of the Just Cause series - another open-world romp that looks great, plays great, but isn't exactly an intellectual challenge. But you know what? That's okay sometimes. Not everything needs to be meaningful or somber. Sometimes you just want to shoot the s*** out of everyone and everything. RAGE 2 satisfies that craving.
- Stellar graphics, rock-solid gameplay. Battles are punchy, fun, and plenty of weapons round out the ultra-violence.
- Weak plot; mainly a justification for your progression and a reason for the gunfights. Can be a bit of a grind.